- 6 updates
A Commander of the Royal Navy has told ITV News the bomb found in Portsmouth Harbour this morning had to be taken 'very seriously'.
The discovery meant several passenger ferries were left stranded off the coast, including Condor's Clipper.
A 500m exclusion zone was put up around the device for safety.
Commander Del McKnight explains that after it was confirmed as a bomb a specialist team removed it from the harbour 'quickly and safely'.
Photos have been released of the WWII bomb which stranded numerous passenger ferries of the UK this morning.
The device was discovered in Portsmouth Harbour during dredging, meaning the exclusion area had to be put in place.
Condor's Clipper couldn't get into port, leaving around 100 people stuck on board.
The bomb was taken away by the Royal Navy and destroyed and the Clipper docked around 11am.
Second Sea Lord Vice Admiral Jonathan Woodcock says the bomb disposal team were 'cool as a cucumber'.
Around 100 passengers are currently stranded on board the Condor Clipper off Portsmouth.
Its after what is thought to be a WW2 bomb was discovered in the harbour's waters.
A Navy bomb disposal unit is on the scene and there is 500 metre exclusion zone around the suspected device.
The harbour will now be closed all day, leaving the Clipper stuck after leaving Jersey last night.
In a statement the ferry operator said:
The Navy say this isn't the first time a device has been found.
Other ferries have been left stranded off the coast as well.
Latest ITV News reports
Condor Clipper services have been cancelled today after a WWII bomb was discovered in Portsmouth Harbour.
Condor Ferries has confirmed they have been cleared to enter Portsmouth Harbour, after a WWII bomb was found there this morning.